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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Government trophy hunting inquiry a win for conservation, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has described the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee inquiry into the Government’s Animals Abroad Bill as a ‘win for conservation’. The EFRA Select Committee’s inquiry announced today (2 July) that they will look at the government’s proposals on so-called ‘trophy hunting’ and whether the… Read more »

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Diplomas 'will stretch brightest'
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The highest level of diplomas will be worth four and a half A-levels, the government announced today. The move, which extends the diploma’s value by one whole A-level, comes as the government is under pressure to prove the academic vigour of its new qualifications. Extended diplomas are due to come into force in 2011 but… Read more »

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Govt created “myth” of school choice

The government’s rhetoric on schools admissions is creating a “myth” of parental choice which does not exist, a teachers’ union has said. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said the government was “misleading” parents about the availability of places, causing them to think their child would be offered a place at their preferred… Read more »